In Germany the first recorded match of soccer, or football as they call it there, took place in 1874. An average game would be around 90 minutes. On the field there are eleven players total.
Soccer is played on a rectangle field about 115 yd x 74 yd. To get a goal a player has to kick or hit the ball with their head into the goal. You get one point for each goal you make, but the referee has to decide if the goal counts. If you win you get three points, if it's a tie you get one point, and if you lose you get zero points.
When you play soccer you kick the ball with your feet to pass to another player on your team , or try to make a goal. You have to defend the goal and try to get the ball from the other team. You can only touch the ball with your hands if you're a goalie.You're not allowed to kick, trip, or spit on other players.
In soccer you need special equipment. You will need a soccer ball, shin guards, knee high socks, cleats, and a water bottle. Not all are needed but they would make playing soccer easier. There are skills you need to have to play soccer. You need to know how to pass the ball to other teammates. You need to know how to receive the ball without using your hands. Finally you need to know how to shoot the ball into the goal.
When a foul is made by one team, the other team gets to kick the ball into their goal. The goalie has to try to stop the ball if they can. This is called a penalty kick and it's taken from 12 yds away.
There are many soccer clubs in Germany. Some are professional and non-professional groups, and some are just for fun.
Soccer used to be very violent. It was even banned for a while! There were no goal or corner kicks in the game, and no official penalties. Referees were only used if the two umpires couldn't decide what to do. Now refs make all the decisions. Soccer balls have changed a lot too.
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